Monthly Archives: January 2014

NGOs Welcome Ceasefire Agreement in South Sudan

Aid groups reaffirm their commitment to help all populations in need of assistance On January 27, 2014, Action Against Hunger joined 55 NGOs from around the world in affirming support of this week’s ceasefire in South Sudan, and restating our shared commitment to humanitarian principles. The full statement can be found in the press release […]

Fact Sheet: Syria

COUNTRY FACTS Location: Middle East Area: 185,180 km2 Bordering countries: Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey Population (2013): 22,457,336 Median age (2013): 22.7 years Life expectancy at birth (2013): 75.14 years Government type: republic under an authoritarian regime A COMPLEX HISTORY: SOME HIGHLIGHTS Damascus, the capital of Syria, was an important trade route in ancient times. […]

The revolution in the fight against hunger

We are closer than ever before to winning the fight to end severe malnutrition globally. Find out how in this animated video.  

Taking Measures to End Malnutrition

Read ACF-Canada’s first brochure outlining our mission, goals and achievements. Taking Measures to End Malnutrition

Fact sheet: South Sudan

COUNTRY FACTS Area: 644, 329 km2 (slightly smaller than Alberta) World Bank income level: low income Population (JULY 2013): 11,090,104, of which 46% are below the age of 14 Median age (2013): 16.6 years Population below poverty line (2009): 50.6% Life expectancy (2011): 54 HISTORY OF ACF IN SOUTH SUDAN For the past 20 years, […]

Bulletin: Situation in South Sudan Dire; ACF Emergency Nutrition Continues

South Sudan – Statement from Nipin Gangadharan, Head of Program, East Africa, Action Against Hunger (January 14, 2014): “The humanitarian situation in South Sudan’s core conflict areas is dire. While many IDP locations have received media attention, they represent only a small portion of the total displacements. Many more people are scattered in the vastness that is South […]